My Anime/Manga of 2016

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I can’t believe it’s already my 3rd year on this blog. Time sure flies. Since I’m set on doing this every year, might as well lay down some rules for giving awards to anime/manga I’ve watched/read.

  1. One award per one franchise in one year (so Yuri on Ice can’t get every award on the list, and neither can Ghost in the Shell)
  2. MINIMUM SPOILER
  3. The recipients can be released in any year, but I have to start/finish it in 2016
  4. Awards are based solely on my opinion. Recommendations for next year are welcome! (If you want to see which ones I’ve already watched, check here.)

Since I haven’t seen or read as much as last year, this list might not fill every award, and I might add new ones.

To start off:

Best Sci-fi goes to: Ghost in the Shell

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You can never go wrong with GITS. Its questions about humanity can be endlessly discussed. Live action starring Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow!) coming this year.

Best Historical goes to: Kaguya-Hime no Monogatari

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Kaguya-Hime is an atmospheric and aesthetically pleasing anime movie. The art style is unique and the story of Kaguyahime’s struggles is fantastic and real. Kaguya-Hime is a break-off from traditional princess stories and you will find yourself rooting for the princess all the way while learning ancient Japanese culture.

Best Drama (anime) goes to: Re: Zero kara hajimaru isekai seikatsu

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What’s better for drama than a hell loop? Although Re: Zero is a combination of the time loop and different world trope, it managed to get its own standing and became a very emotionally intense anime. (It may appear like harem but it’s not quite harem…)

Best Drama (manga) goes to: Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Onisarashi-hen

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This twisted hell of a side story brought Higurashi back to its throne on my favorite manga list. Although a side story, Onisarashi has all the charms of the original Higurashi manga.

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My Anime/Manga of 2015

New Year is supposed to be a time of reflection, so I’m going to give some awards to anime & manga I’ve seen/read this year because I never got in the mood to do last year’s.

To start off: Best Action (Anime) goes to: Arslan Senki

Tactical wars + nice ed theme + intriguing plot + adorable prince = no.1 in my rank. This story reminds me so much of a novel I used to write of a wimpy prince that lost his kingdom but man, Arslan Senki is on another level than my pathetic work.

Best Action (Manga) goes to: Eden: It’s an Endless World!

Excellent sci-fi/drama manga about humanity and the world. This manga is loaded with clever writing and detailed art. The characters are realistic and there are a lot of thing to reflect upon in this manga. I totally recommend this.

Honourable Mention: Girls of the Wild’s

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